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by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 15799

Critique Jonah's questions

Packet 7: -You could say that Alpher was on a paper with Bethe and Gamow. I would say that pronunciation guides would help on those names (which I realize is supremely nitpicky). The moderator I had for that round had trouble with them (and ended up pronouncing all of them incorrectly), and I would...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 15799

Re: talk about individual questions here

That's pretty terrible if that wasn't accepted. The guy's from Navarre and was known as Henry of Navarre before he became Henry IV. It was weird, but I was so flustered I didn't protest. It was only for 10 and none of our games were that close (and I can't even remember what round it was--besides C...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 15799

Re: talk about individual questions here

Sorry that these are different from the immediate subject, but they seem germane to the topic in general: One tossup asked for "the goddess who held her lover Adonis in her arms as he died," to which I buzzed in, and answered "Venus." It was deemed incorrect, but would have been accepted if I had bu...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Creating a Constitution
Replies: 10
Views: 4297

Re: Creating a Constitution

It is worth noting that nowadays, college student associations are quite persnickety about new clubs' constitutions. I've been revising and resubmitting mine for months (since September), but there are many idiosyncrasies with which founders must be familiar. For example, UB's SA requires a quantita...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 6586

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

I have to put my two cents ihn here, as the founder of a team that's not much more than a semester old: It all comes down to communication. I knew a bit about NAQT from some surfing I did in HS, so I got in contact with a couple of people, and ended up sending two teams from my school (U Buffalo) to...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What/How To Study
Replies: 10
Views: 12923

Re: What/How To Study

Take this for what it's worth: Nothing beats packet study for someone who just wants a basic knowledge of the quizbowl canon and doesn't know where to start. As a relative newbie myself, I hold that the Stanford Archive is probably the best centralized source for questions. However, I learn best fro...
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Tournament in Buffalo Area
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Re: Possible Tournament in Buffalo Area

WLVL's Scholastic Bowl is mostly in Niagara County, like Lewiston-Porter, Niagara-Wheatfield, Wilson, etc
I have never heard of one near Batavia, I haven't really looked, though
by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Tournament in Buffalo Area
Replies: 4
Views: 892

Possible Tournament in Buffalo Area

Hi everyone I am a member of a team in Clarence, NY (just outside Buffalo), and I would like to gauge the level of interest in a tournament in our area. There is a local league that plays weekly matches on WLVL AM 1340, but that is only late-January to early-April, and I want to have a tournament wi...